Posted by eir GAA

Kilkenny football far more popular than hurling at the turn of the century

Kilkenny was far from being the hurling power it is today when the county won its second Leinster football title in 1900. In fact, football was a far more popular sport in the county at the time. They even boasted more cricket clubs than hurling clubs at the beginning of the century. The hurlers had to wait until 1904 for a first All-Ireland title.